I’m one of those people that tend to snack on fresh seasonal fruit all day long with a handful of nuts and seeds thrown in for good measure. However, there are some days, particularly on weekends, when all I want is something quick and healthy that I can grab as I run from one chore to another.
Trying to fit a week’s worth of life into a weekend timeslot means I often forget to eat or brush off those hunger pangs with the chorus of only one more chore ... However, snacking on one of these nutrient dense chews will keep me full for hours and provide me with much needed energy to continue on with those chores.
Super healthy, nutritious and delicious - these Chia Cashew Almond Chews will satisfy those afternoon hunger pangs.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 12 Large Balls
Ingredients ¾ Cup activated almonds
1 Cup raw unsalted cashews
3 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
3 Tablespoons flaxseed
2 Tablespoons rice malt syrup
1 Tablespoon Unhulled Tahini
2 Tablespoons black chia seeds
10 Tablespoons water
Rich in anti-oxidants and micro-nutrients, the ingredients for these Chia Cashew Almond Chews are good enough to eat on their own.
Combine the black chia and water into a small bowl. Set aside for 15 minutes until the chia seeds have absorbed all the water and has a jelly like consistency. This will make approximately 4 tablespoons of the chia jelly.
Place all the ingredients (almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, chia seeds, tahini and rice malt syrup into a blender) and process until smooth.
Process all the ingredients in a blender until smooth then form into balls or squares.
Scoop a golf ball size amount of the nut and seed mixture into the palm of your hand and roll into a ball.
To store the chews, keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.